Years ago I had a big painting of a red barn in the snow. I recall staring at that painting and feeling so calm about the winter scene.
I don’t remember when or why the painting and I parted ways. But as I’ve been inside so much over the last 3+ months, I’ve thought about how much I enjoyed it.
So I decided that another barn painting with a winter snow scene was just what I needed. It would serve to give me a little pick-me-up for the colder season ahead.
The Electric Stove:
Right in front of the fireplace is where I had Steve place my Duraflame electric stove. This is where he has his own similar electric stove next door, and I decided it was a great spot for mine too.
It gives the room a warm ambiance. Just as it will warm up the living/dining room space.
(Those red plastic bins, if you’ve forgotten, house Ms. Ivy’s many cat toys.)
The painting above the fireplace is actually the only painting in the living room space. There are two mirrors, however. But there’s no other wall art.
I went around the room on my knee scooter and filled in nail holes. And then painted over them with a little foam brush.
Less Wall Clutter:
At first, the walls seemed somewhat bare. But I’ve adjusted to having fewer things hanging on the wall.
I didn’t think I’d like the couch against the wall either. But I’ve changed my tune on that as well because I like having this big open space.
First, it’s easier to get around on a knee scooter. Second, it just opens up the space and the room seems less cluttered.
It feels like the space itself can breathe.
And below is a photo of Ivy sleeping in the indoor/outdoor wicker chair.
Steve says she looks like a queen on her throne.
I agree. Queen Ivy.
This snow/red barn painting just makes me want to snuggle up on the couch with a quilt. Maybe watch a movie or read a book.
Have a cup of hot chocolate.
Or just gaze out the patio door at the birds and squirrels.
Life is good.
What kind of ambiance do you like to create for yourself for the colder season ahead?
Do you have a certain routine for each season?
Maybe you like to switch out the pillow covers?
Stock up on hot chocolate and marshmallows?
For any and every season, I love a nice and cozy home most of all.